Adapting Tolkien

Adapting Tolkien


Edited by Will Sherwood

The proceedings of The Tolkien Society Seminar 2020.

Published under the auspices of the Peter Roe Memorial Fund, twentieth in the series.


Product Description

This volume of proceedings contains papers from the largest Tolkien Society seminar that almost marked the seminar’s move to a free online event. The 2020 seminar sought to explore how J.R.R. Tolkien’s legacy partly relies on the continued adaptation of his works, characters, and languages. It offered insights into a range of artistic adaptations and evaluated how the tangible result expands the Tolkien fanbase and readership while cultivating a love and appreciation of Tolkien through the adaptor’s creative vision. It further examined the ways in which Tolkien’s creations have been interwoven into the very fabric of our primary world.


Will Sherwood

The First Age Materials: Christopher Tolkien’s Greatest Task
Cami D. Agan

The other illustrated Silmarillion: Francis Mosley for the Folio Society
Marie Bretagnolle

Elvish as She is Filmed: The Adaption of the Elvish Language in
Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings
Dr. Andrew Higgins

“I Heard the Sword’s Song, and it Sang to Me”: Adapting Tolkien in
the World of Heavy Metal
Brian Egede-Pedersen

Is Adapting Tolkien (Mis)Remembering Tolkien?
Mina D. Lukić

Adapting Tolkien Beyond Arda, or, How to Navigate the Political Minefield of the International Astronomical Union in Order to Name
Features on Titan, Pluto, and Charon After Middle-earth
Kristine Larsen

Additional Details

Publication Date: 12 April 2021
Publisher: Luna Press Publishing
Language: English

Product Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm
ISBN for print book: 978-1-913387-69-3
Page Numbers: 162


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